COST Action FA1406 (2015-2019)

Workshop & Training School on Seaweed Cultivation

Date(s) : From Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9:00:00 AM To Friday, February 19, 2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Location : Kavala, Greece
Agenda : Phycomorph Event

The COST Action PHYCOMORPH invites to a Workshop (Feb. 15-16, 2016) & Training School (Feb. 17-19, 2016)

in Fisheries Research Institute (, Hellenic Agricultural Organization-DEMETER, in Nea Peramos, Kavala, Greece

The workshop and Training School will focus on macroalgae which are either models for basic research in developmental phycology or cultivated seaweeds. Seaweed mariculture is often considered as the most environmentally friendly form of aquaculture: it requires little or no input of fertilisers, does not cause any major physical alterations of the environment, and can be used to mediate eutrophication and pollution. Therefore, seaweeds can be considered as an alternative, additional source of food, feed, fuel and livelihood for humans. Seaweed cultivation, a basement for seaweed aquaculture, needs to be further improved and major bottlenecks to be solved.

Workshop on macroalgal development and cultivation:

2 days, max. 50 participants

Training School on macroalgal in vitro and tank cultivation:

3 days, max 20 participants


See full programme here

Registration here (still open for Workshop):

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